Wednesday 5 June 2013
Tune of the Day: Nel cor più non mi sento
by Giovanni Paisiello, transcribed for flute and piano
This soprano aria (or rather arietta, as it's a very short piece) is taken from Act 2 of Giovanni Paisiello's 1788 opera L'amor contrastato, ossia La molinara. The aria was immortalized by Beethoven, who composed six variations for piano in 1795.
In concert performances, this piece is often performed with a complete da capo where the interpreter applies ornaments and embellishments during the repetition.